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09/19/2016 04:00 PM
Take a Walk On Mars at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex New Destination: Mars Experience
A walk on Mars may be in the future for astronauts, but at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, guests don’t have to wait. A new, limited-time attraction Destination: Mars, which opened today, makes it possible to “walk on Mars” using real imagery from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover brought to life by Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10. Presented exclusively by Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the experience will be located in a pop-up theater and will only be available through January 1, 2017.

09/13/2016 03:52 PM
'DESTINATION: MARS' MEDIA PREVIEW SEPT. 18
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin will join representatives from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Microsoft HoloLens and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a media preview of the new Destination: Mars experience.

08/31/2016 10:00 PM
Enhance Your Space Experience
Each year, more than 1 million guests from around the world experience their very own space adventure by exploring the exciting past, present and future of America’s space program at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In addition to the many attractions included with admission, behind-the-scenes tours and special programs offer even more engagement experiences. 


 

06/30/2016 07:08 PM
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announces The Boeing Company as Title Sponsor for Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®
Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, today announced The Boeing Company as the title sponsor of the upcoming attraction Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®. The news marks the first time in more than 50 years that the visitor complex has entered into an agreement with a corporate sponsor. 

05/29/2015 05:26 PM
New Attraction – Heroes and Legends Featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® – Breaks Ground at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (May 29, 2015) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex today broke ground on a next-generation attraction designed to touch the hearts and minds of the next generation of space explorers – Heroes and Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, scheduled to open in 2016.

02/27/2014 05:00 AM
Robot Rocket Rally at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex March 14-16 Celebrates Leading-Edge Robotic Technology
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2014) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER A robot revolution will invade Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex March 14-16 for the first-ever Robot Rocket RallySM, a three-day festival celebrating the latest in robotic technology from NASA, industry leaders and universities.
 

02/19/2014 05:00 AM
New KSC Up-Close Explore Tour Spans Past and Future of Space Program at Kennedy Space Center
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2014) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will launch a new tour on Feb. 24 giving visitors an insider’s view of the U.S. Space Program, from the launch sites of today at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to the past and future of space exploration at Kennedy Space Center.
 

01/17/2014 05:00 AM
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts Names Therrin Protze New Chief Operating Officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
BUFFALO, N.Y. and CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2014) – Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, a leading provider of stewardship and hospitality in special places, has named Therrin Protze chief operating officer (COO) of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
 

12/23/2013 05:00 AM
Opening of Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex a Highlight of 2013 Year in Tourism Industry
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Dec. 23, 2013) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – The June 29 opening of the $100 million Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex was a 2013 tourism industry highlight, garnering international media attention and praise from visitors who came to Central Florida to see the iconic spacecraft in its new home.
 

06/28/2013 01:00 PM
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's new Space Shuttle AtlantisSM Attraction Invites Guests to 'Be the Astronaut'
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (June 28, 2013) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Space Shuttle AtlantisSM guests at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex can see the priceless, historic Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before – rotated 43.21 degrees with payload bay doors open and its Canadarm (robotic arm) extended, as if it has just undocked from the International Space Station.
 
 

06/28/2013 01:00 PM
Space Shuttle AtlantisSM – World's Most Comprehensive Attraction Devoted to NASA's 30-Year Space Shuttle Program – Opens June 29 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (June 24, 2013) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – On June 29, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will open the doors to the world’s most comprehensive and interactive attraction devoted to NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program –Space Shuttle Atlantis.SM
 

06/07/2013 03:00 PM
View of Atlantis with Open Payload Bay Doors Open Is Even More Rare Than Guests May Expect
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (June 7, 2013) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
When guests visit the new Space Shuttle AtlantisSM attraction, they will be treated to a sight previously seen only by astronauts in space – Atlantis tilted at a 43.21-degree angle with its payload bay doors open as if it has just undocked from the International Space Station (ISS). What guests may not realize is how rare it is for the payload bay doors to be open when Atlantis is not in space.

06/07/2013 05:00 AM
Full-Size, High-Fidelity Replica of Hubble Space Telescope Installed Inside New Space Shuttle AtlantisSM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (June 7, 2013) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – The world’s most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle, Space Shuttle AtlantisSM at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, is much more than a permanent home for the priceless Atlantis spacecraft.
 

04/20/2013 05:00 AM
Space Shuttle Astronauts Curt Brown, Eileen Collins and Bonnie Dunbar Inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

03/22/2013 05:00 AM
Angry Birds™ Space Encounter Opens at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (March 22, 2013)– KENNEDY SPACE CENTER –– The internationally popular Angry Birds have landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a new mission in space.
 
Angry Birds Space Encounter, the first comprehensive, interactive Angry Birds attraction in the United States designed for people of all ages, opened today at the Visitor Complex. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex partnered with Rovio Entertainment, creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise, including Angry Birds Space, to bring the beloved characters to life.

03/06/2013 05:00 AM
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Welcomes Angry Birds™ Space Encounter March 22
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (March 6, 2013)– Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has partnered with Rovio Entertainment, creator of the globally successful Angry Birds  franchise including Angry Birds Space, to bring the casual puzzle game to life. The new Angry Birds™ Space Encounter, set to open at the Visitor Complex at 11 a.m. on March 22, is the first comprehensive, interactive Angry Birds attraction in the United States designed for people of all ages.
 
The grand opening of Angry Birds Space Encounter will feature an appearance by NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, Ph.D., who previously announced from the International Space Station that NASA and Rovio would partner on the creation of the Angry Birds Space game.

02/07/2013 05:00 AM
Addition of $100 Million Home of Space Shuttle Atlantis, Other Experiences Enhancing Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as a 2013 Destination
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2013) – Following an action-filled 2012, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, just east of Orlando, is anticipating a momentous 2013 highlighted by the unveiling of the new $100 million home of space shuttle Atlantis this summer.

11/05/2012 05:00 AM
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Rare Opportunity For Guests to View Atlantis Inside its New Home
Beginning Saturday and continuing through Nov. 11, visitors to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will have a limited opportunity to see Space Shuttle Atlantis inside its new home.

07/27/2012 05:00 AM
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building Now Includes Opportunity to See Space Shuttle Atlantis
Now through October, visitors to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex who take the special behind-the-scenes tour inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) have a good chance of getting an up-close view of a space shuttle inside the massive structure.

07/19/2012 05:00 AM
NASA Giving Kennedy Space Center Visitors Up-Close Access to Launch Pad
For the first time in the 50-year history of Kennedy Space Center, NASA on Friday will begin allowing public visitors to tour one of the launch pads from which the space shuttles and Apollo Saturn V moon rockets were launched.

06/08/2012 05:00 AM
Kennedy Space Center Visitors Getting Rare Access Inside NASA's Launch Control Center
For the first time in 30 years, NASA is allowing Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests inside the Launch Control Center – where NASA supervised all of the Appollo and space shuttle launches.

05/18/2012 05:00 AM
Kennedy Space Center Welcoming Visitors During 50th Anniversary Year with Special Tours and Offers
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (May 18, 2012) – NASA is offering visitors rare access to several key areas of Kennedy Space Center during its 50th anniversary year to enhance a popular destination that already features an array of authentic attractions showcasing the space program and opportunities for up-close viewing of ongoing rocket launches.

01/25/2012 09:00 PM
Three Space Shuttle Astronauts Selected for 2012 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction
Franklin R. Chang-Dìaz, Kevin P. Chilton and Charles J. Precourt will join an elite group of American space heroes as they are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® during a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday, May 5, 2012. They will be welcomed to the ranks of legendary space pioneers like Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Jim Lovell, Sally Ride and John Young – distinguished members of the Hall of Fame.

06/10/2011 06:00 AM
Go Boldly to Sci-Fi Summer at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Experience the maiden voyage of Sci-Fi Summer: Where Science Fiction Meets Science Fact. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex launches Sci-Fi Summer on June 11, 2011

04/28/2011 05:00 AM
Mercury Project and MESSENGER Mission Stamp Ceremony on May 4 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host the U.S. Postal Service First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony of the Mercury Project and MESSENGER Mission 44-cent First-Class Forever® Stamps on Wednesday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m.

04/18/2011 05:00 AM
Record-Setting Spacewalker and Shuttle Commander Set for Induction into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®
The public is invited to celebrate the induction of the tenth group of space shuttle astronauts into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Veteran space shuttle astronauts Karol J. “Bo” Bobko and Susan J. Helms will be inducted during a public ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m.

04/12/2011 05:00 AM
NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Awarded Space Shuttle Atlantis
NASA officials announced today that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has been selected to permanently display space shuttle Atlantis upon retirement of the Space Shuttle Program.

04/11/2011 05:00 AM
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program
Three decades ago, astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launched STS-1 space shuttle Columbia from Kennedy Space Center. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host the Space Shuttle Program 30th Anniversary Celebration on April 12, 2011, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

03/07/2011 06:30 PM
The Place for Space: Camp Kennedy Space Center
Tomorrow’s astronauts will experience the ultimate space adventure this spring during Camp Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In its fourteenth year, Camp KSC takes campers through the history of America’s space program...

02/07/2011 05:00 AM
The National 9/11 Flag Stitching Restoration at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
On February 18, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host The National 9/11 Flag Stitching Restoration for the state of Florida, presented by The New York Says Thank You Foundation.

01/12/2011 05:00 AM
Veteran Space Shuttle Astronauts Selected for 2011 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction
Karol J. “Bo” Bobko and Susan J. Helms will join an elite group of American space heroes as they are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

12/15/2010 05:00 AM
TRON: Legacy - An IMAX 3D Experience Opening December 17 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Step into a 3D action-packed digital world like no other at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, home to a five-and-a-half story tall IMAX Theater. Tron: Legacy - An IMAX 3D Experience opens at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Friday, December 17, 2010.

12/15/2010 05:00 AM
New Master Plan for NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Design work has begun on a new master plan to transform NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex into a place where explorers of all ages can tour America’s spaceport to engage with the people and machines that shape the future of our world.

11/12/2010 09:00 AM
International Space Station honored through World Peace Art Exhibition at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
To celebrate the completion of the International Space Station (ISS), Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host the World Peace Art Exhibition, November 19-21, 2010.

10/11/2010 05:00 AM
Air Force Day Brings Military Precision and Live Performances to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will honor the men and women of the United States Air Force with Air Force Day on Thursday, October 28, 2010, in conjunction with Air Force Week. The public is invited to enjoy special exhibits and displays, as well as musical performances and exciting live demonstrations.

05/05/2010 05:00 AM
NASA Astronaut Heroes Set for Induction into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®
The public is invited to celebrate the induction of the ninth group of space shuttle astronauts into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. The public ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be held Saturday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m. Jon Cryer, Emmy Award winning star of "Two and a Half Men,” will host the Induction ceremony.

04/30/2010 05:00 AM
Science On a Sphere® Debuts at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®
NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex unveiled a new exhibit on April 22, 2010, Science On a Sphere, at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville.

04/12/2010 05:00 AM
STAR TREK™ LIVE Blasts Off at Kennedy Space Center This Summer
STAR TREK LIVE, a new interactive stage show from CBS Consumer Products and Mad Science® Productions, will make its worldwide debut at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on June 11, 2010. 

03/25/2010 05:00 AM
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 13 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo Program continues as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex remembers the launch of Apollo 13 – the lunar landing mission termed “the successful failure.”

03/23/2010 05:00 AM
The Place for Space: Camp Kennedy Space Center
Tomorrow’s astronauts will experience the ultimate space adventure this spring during Camp Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

03/18/2010 05:00 AM
Journey to the Hubble Space Telescope at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The furthest depths of the universe are vividly brought to life through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope during Hubble 3D, the newest IMAX 3D film from the award-winning IMAX space team, opening at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Friday, March 19, 2010.

02/26/2010 05:00 AM
Veteran Space Shuttle Astronauts Selected for 2010 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction
Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Kenneth D. Bowersox, Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., and Kathryn C. Thornton will join an elite group of American space heroes as they are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® during a public ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday, June 5, 2010.

02/12/2010 05:00 AM
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts Tapped for NASA Contract Renewal
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts has been awarded the contract to operate Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, NASA officials announced today. The new concession agreement begins May 1, 2010.

01/04/2010 05:00 AM
Launch Viewing Tickets on Sale Wednesday for February 7 Space Shuttle Launch
The final night launch of the Space Shuttle Program will light up the early morning sky as space shuttle Endeavour blazes toward the stars.Launch viewing tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. ET to see space shuttle Endeavour lift-off from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

11/30/2009 05:00 AM
5,000 Brevard County Sixth Graders to Visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
More than 5,000 Brevard County sixth graders will attend the seventh annual Brevard Space Week at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, December 1-11, 2009.

11/17/2009 05:00 AM
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Paramount Home Entertainment Team Up on Star Trek "Go For Launch" Sweepstakes

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Paramount Home Entertainment have partnered on the “Go For Launch” sweepstakes in conjunction with the release of the Star Trek movie DVD, in stores November 17, 2009.


10/19/2009 05:00 AM
Launch Viewing Tickets on Sale Tuesday for November 16 Space Shuttle Launch
Launch viewing tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. ET to see the spectacular afternoon launch of space shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. STS-129 is targeted for Monday, November 16, 2009, at 2:28 p.m. ET.

06/17/2009 05:00 AM
Celebrate the Apollo 40th Anniversary at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Celebrate 40 years of the first steps on the moon at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the launching point of all Apollo missions, on July 16, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. This date marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.

05/05/2009 05:00 AM
Paramount Pictures' Star Trek Warps into Kennedy Space Center: America's Gateway to Space Exploration
Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams, will open at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC), home to a five-and-a-half story tall IMAX® Theater, on Thursday, May 7, 2009.

01/22/2009 05:00 AM
Veteran Space Shuttle Astronauts Selected for 2009 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction
George "Pinky" Nelson, William Shepherd and Jim Wetherbee will join an elite group of American space heroes as they are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® during a public ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday, May 2, 2009.